SSL Fall Foliage Report: From Southwest Virginia to the Kentucky State Line

This was a blustery and chilly mini fall foliage adventure. We left Johnson City heading toward the Kentucky state line.

It was a blustery and chilly mini-fall-foliage adventure. The hubby and I spontaneously decided to drive to the Kentucky state line. Read on to find out why *smile*

Hey, y’all! Welcome to Sweet Sorghum Living–a place to sit a spell with a good cup of coffee and good conversation. Today on the blog, we are chatting about the last fall foliage report for this year. I had much bigger plans for my foliage reports, but we all know about the best laid plans of mice and men.

Always look for the silver lining and the sparkle *smile*

Always look for the silver lining and the sparkle *smile*

To be perfectly honest, I was a bit upset and disappointed that I did not get to explore all the places that I wanted to explore…or see all the mountains and leaves that I had wanted to see. To be really perfectly honest, I have been upset with the hubby because he has had such a crazy, busy travel schedule for the past several weeks and has been unable to go and do like I was hoping he would be able to go and do. That was unfair of me because he is a wonderful and loving hubby and dad. He did not deserve my selfish pouts.

We have been together as a married couple for 20 years, and we are still laughing and having a good time together. Take a look at the Halloween costume party photo on his Instagram. Bless his sweet soul, he ordered all of our costume needs…from his favorite shopping site…Amazon…he really loves being a Prime member *wink*

@chasidyhathorn and I as superfans for the super halloween party at the Castillo's.

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Goodness! Before I get all sappy, let us take a look at the last SSL Fall Foliage Report for 2014. I already have big plans for next fall–God Lord willing *smile*

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I really want to learn more about Daniel Boone…

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I love all the music history and the music in my new area.

First stop along the way

First stop along the way

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The Copper Creek Railroad

Another view of the Copper Creek Railroad--I love old, rusty things!

Another view of the Copper Creek Railroad in Southwest Virginia–I love old, rusty things!

Gorgeous views

Gorgeous views at Copper Creek

The hubby and I enjoyed the relaxing sound of the water as we snapped a few photos and chatted about nonsense *smile*

The hubby and I enjoyed the relaxing sound of the water as we snapped a few photos and chatted about nonsense *smile*

I wish I would have brought a picnic lunch *smile*

I wish I would have brought a picnic lunch *smile*

Peeking through the trees

Peeking through the trees

This time it was my fault that we ended up on a gravel road to the middle of nowhere!

This time it was my fault that we ended up on a gravel road to the middle of nowhere! Luckily, the hubby is a skilled driver and was able to get us turned around.

Beautiful countryside while wandering down the gravel road to nowhere.

Beautiful countryside while wandering down the gravel road to nowhere.

Back on the real road *smile*

Back on the real road *smile*

The hubby did all the driving so I could do all the looking and snapping of photos.

The hubby did all the driving so I could do all the looking and snapping of photos.

Our second stop of the day. I love this mint green building!

Our second stop of the day. I love this mint green building! We did a little antiquing and junking on this stop. Did not find anything *sad face* but we did enjoy the views *happy face*

Back on the road again *cue Willie Nelson*

Back on the road again *cue Willie Nelson*

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I did not want to leave this beautiful spot. It was soooo windy and chilly, but it was so worth the windblown hair and chapped cheeks *smile*

I did not want to leave this beautiful spot. It was soooo windy and chilly, but it was so worth the windblown hair and chapped cheeks *smile*

At Benge's Gap

At Benge’s Gap

Heading up the walkway to the "lookout point" at Benge's Gap

Heading up the walkway to the “lookout point” at Benge’s Gap

Looking through the trees

Looking through the trees

It was a breathtaking view. It was a bit cloudy and hazy, but still amazing.

It was a bit cloudy and hazy, but still amazing. P.S. that really is haze in the photo–not my poor picture-taking skills *wink*

Zooming in on a punch of color

Zooming in on a punch of color

More pretty color!

More pretty color!

Even though I did not get to go to all the places on my Fall 2014 Bucket List, Benge's Gap was a delightful surprise that the hubby found *smile*

Even though I did not get to go to all the places on my Fall 2014 Bucket List, Benge’s Gap was a delightful surprise *smile*

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Last photo of Benge's Gap--but I have tons more than I could share!

Last photo of Benge’s Gap–but I have tons more than I could share!

Really cool clouds that we saw while driving to the Kentucky state line

Really cool clouds that we saw while driving to the Kentucky state line

Up close of the clouds

Up close of the clouds–God is so awesome and amazing *BIG SMILE*

Made it to Kentucky just in time for...

Made it to the Kentucky state line just in time for…

Wait for it...

Wait for it…

For me to get this photo with the Kentucky state sign because Mississippi State University was playing  Kentucky in Kentucky (Saturday, October 25).

Just in time for the kickoff of the Mississippi State University vs. Kentucky game in Kentucky (Saturday, October 25). We listened to the game as we drove back to Johnson City. It was very stressful for two reasons–one the Bulldogs had me worried a few times; two because we were listening to Kentucky’s announcers…I had to learn that anything bad was good and anything good was bad *haha*

Sporting my windblown hair and my MSU shirt *smile*

Sporting my windblown hair and my MSU shirt *smile*

Thanks for sitting a spell with me today as we chatted about the last fall foliage report for 2014. Stay tuned to the social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) for a few stray foliage photos and other spectacular randomness *smile*

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